Oregon ELLs Who Are Suspended Suffer on State Tests, Study Shows

A new study from the Regional Education Laboratory Northwest found that English-language learners subject to suspension or expulsion had "substantially" lower achievement on state tests than ELLs who weren't.


Report Offers Guiding Principles to Support ELLs With Disabilities

The English-learner population is growing quickly, but there's still little research on how to best evaluate these students for special education needs, according to a federal report.


New Mexico Student Wins Second Straight National Spanish Spelling Title

The fifth installment of the National Spanish Spelling bee ended with the competition's second repeat winner.


When Should ELL Test Results Matter Under the ESEA?

It's an issue to watch as Congress rewrites the Elementary and Secondary Education Act--and as states are approved for waiver renewals under the current law.


Webinar Offers Tips on Welcoming Immigrants, Refugees to School

Emerging research shows that schools that are strategic in their approaches to help newcomer youth adjust to their environment may help them be more successful.


New Report Urges Connecticut to Ensure Opportunities for Growing ELL Population

The policy paper from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's Latino Endowment Fund documents the struggles and barriers the state's English-language learners encounter.


Appeals Court Revives Challenge to Arizona's Ethnic Studies Ban

The federal 9th Circuit appeals court revives a challenge to a state law that prohibits a so-called ethnic studies curriculum.


Schools Could See Fewer Unaccompanied Minors This Fall

The projected decline follows a surge in 2014 during which tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador sought to enter the United States along the country's southern border.


San Francisco Seeks Federal OK For Plan to Upgrade ELL Services

The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division praised the plan, calling it a "critical step toward ensuring that all students, no matter their language background, have an equal opportunity to access that dream."


More States Seek Flexibility in Accountability for ELLs

Florida got flexibility on English Language Learners and accountability. Now at least seven other states are also asking for similar for those students.


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